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If interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, please email Dalena.Taylor@ucf.edu.

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Our students interns, when available, provide counseling services by request.

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Please complete the form. Also, you can email us at: MFRI@ucf.edu

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If you need more information or assistance, please contact us at 407-823-1748.

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There is no cost for your participation. Parking is included.

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Our Relationship Educators are formally trained and certified in the curriculum Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), and come from a variety of backgrounds, such as licensed counselors, social workers, educators, and from community based organizations.

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Our Relationship intervention (ORI) is a scientifically-based and empirically tested online method of teaching relationship education. ORI was developed to serve as an online tool to help couples solve a specific relationship problem they selected, therefore allowing for individual tailoring based on needs. ORI has been shown to be effective in four separate randomized controlled trials involving over 2,500 couples (5,000 individuals).

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The PREP approach is a scientifically-based and empirically-tested method of teaching relationship education. It is based on over 30 years of research in the field of relationship health, with much of the research conducted at the University of Denver, and sponsored by the National Institute of Health.

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The workshops are offered in English and Spanish.

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Must be 18 years of age to participate and in a committed relationship. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.

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The services for this grant are for committed couples at this time.

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Unfortunately, you can only participate once. The design of the research does not permit enrolling more than once.

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No, we do not provide transportation; however, we offer assistance with bus passes upon request.

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No, our workshops offer relationship education to couples and individuals as well as essential skills to promote success in the workplace while learning more about personal strengths. Our program will help you learn effective communication strategies, gain tools to cope with stressful situations, learn to listen and be heard and improve conflict management skills to positively impact careers and relationships. Every participant is assigned a Family Case Manager. They provide participants with information and resources as needed.

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Project Harmony does not offer direct counseling services. Once enrolled in Project Harmony, your assigned Family Case Manager will provide resources upon request. These may include referrals for counseling services.

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If you are participating with your partner/significant other, both of you will be placed in the same group. However, if you chose to participate in our program with another couple to attend as friends, we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to the same group.

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Each couple or individual will be randomly assigned by a computer generated system.

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If you are participating with your partner/significant other, both of you will be placed in the same group. However, if you chose to participate in our program with another couple to attend as friends, we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to the same group.

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Yes, you can participate in Project Harmony 2.0 if you participated in Project Harmony 1.0.

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The MFRI offers internships to students who wish to work with children, couples and families. Internships are typically for one year, during the Fall and Spring semesters. Please contact us if interested in applying for internships. You can also visit the Students section of the website to learn about opportunities to intern at the MFRI.

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If interested in partnering with the MFRI, please fill out the contact request form in the CONNECT With Us section of the website.

Contact Information:

Telephone: 407.823.1748 | Fax: 407.823.1749 | Email: mfri@ucf.edu

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If you are interested in receiving more information about Project Harmony, please fill out the inquiry form at this link and one of our team members will be happy to contact you: http://mfri.ucf.edu/contact-us/
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute4 hours ago
Join us TODAY alongside UCF’s Multicultural Student Center at our workshop “Finding Wellness Within Ourselves & Each Other” at the SJA lounge in the Student Union (SU 207) from 2PM - 3PM!

Food will be provided 🥰
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute6 days ago
Please enjoy this word from our Project Director:

"As we arrive at the end of our first grant year, I want to take a moment to spotlight the incredible team that we have here at the Marriage and Family Research Institutes, Project Harmony. Starting a new project during these challenging times certainly had new trials and tribulations, however this team met every single one with grace and resilience. It was their dedication and fortitude that allowed us to not just meet, but exceed rigorous expectations. The multi-generational impact that is made, provides the motivation for excellence. I am truly honored and humbled to be a part of such a strong, intelligent, and caring team of women.

I am proud of each and every one of them. "
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 week ago
Our close bonds shape who we are and have a profound impact on our mental health and well-being” states Psychology Today. We encourage you to continue reading this interesting article regarding our attachment styles and how we can address, process, and consider resolutions.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/executive-functioning/202110/the-relationships-shape-us
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